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by gobuchul
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: DIY dog - recipe errors? Hazy Jane
Replies: 4
Views: 556

DIY dog - recipe errors? Hazy Jane

I picked up a few cans of Brewdog Hazy Jane the other day and really enjoyed them. Thought I would have a go and making a batch myself but when I looked in DIY Dog, the hop quantities are completely wrong. The beer has 30 IBU but the only hop addition before flame out is 1g of Chinook! This is the h...
by gobuchul
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Secondary fermentation in a polypin
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Secondary fermentation in a polypin

They are currently at a cool room temperature. Just checked the actual temperature of the beer and it is 16C.
by gobuchul
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Secondary fermentation in a polypin
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Secondary fermentation in a polypin

So I have 2 batches of bitter in polypins, they will be dispensed through my beer engine. I have primed with brewing sugar and they have started secondary fermentation nicely. If I don't vent them, will the CO2 be absorbed by the beer or could it burst the polypin? Previously when using polypins and...
by gobuchul
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Another reusing dry yeast question.....
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Another reusing dry yeast question.....

Well that went like a rocket!

Yeast from a London Pride clone onto a hoppy single malt ale and over night the krausen is very thick, wavy and high.

I'll be doing it again in the next couple of weeks.
by gobuchul
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?

A whole tablet will treat 100 litres effectively. Using too much ends up with fluffy bottoms in the fermenter. It's always surprised me that they're not made into 23 litre sized tablets for the HB market. It is strange. I sometimes get Graham Wheeler recipe packs from the Worchester Hop Shop, very ...
by gobuchul
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?

Only about 1/2 tablet at the beginning and about 1/3 at 5 minutes. Not sure what you mean by this. Do you usually add the Protafloc in two lots (1/2 then a 1/3), or is that just what happened today? If you're using the Protafloc tablets like those supplied by Crossmyloof then 0.5-0.7g is sufficient...
by gobuchul
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?

Only about 1/2 tablet at the beginning and about 1/3 at 5 minutes.
by gobuchul
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?

The Grainfather is pumping very slow, so I think there has been a little too much!
by gobuchul
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?

Ooops!! From the Crossmyloof ebay info about protafloc: "When to add and how much to use? Protafloc Tablets should be added to the kettle five minutes prior to the end of the boil or to the whirlpool if this is not possible. This allows the powder to dissolve and disperse the carrageenan into the w...
by gobuchul
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Protofloc at beginning of boil - what will it do?

Just got a brew on and was getting my protofloc ready to go with my 15min additions.

Without thinking I dropped it in the boil, at about 57 minutes! =D> =D>

What will it do?

Will I still need to add some at 15 minutes as normal?
by gobuchul
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: IPA brewday vid
Replies: 15
Views: 1463

Re: IPA brewday vid

That's the most complex brewing set up I have ever seen!

@Tarmac has it.

Beer is simple. Keep it simple.

I guess you enjoy building and playing with the electronics as much as the brewing itself?
by gobuchul
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Another reusing dry yeast question.....
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Another reusing dry yeast question.....

So, I have a little lockdown production line running. Planning the next few batches, it will be easy to be kegging a batch on the same day as brewing another. After kegging, can I simply take a couple of hundred ML of the yeast cake and remaining wort and pitch it into the next batch? Will that work?
by gobuchul
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Cost comparison - kits and grain brewing
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Cost comparison - kits and grain brewing

Yours, LeeH, made me hoot, and looking at cost of gobuchul's Grainfather kit, I believe it. It's all about scale when it comes down to it. The more you brew, the cheaper it gets. :D :D :D :D Since the lockdown, I have stocked up on supplies and started banging out brews. I currently have 80 pints k...
by gobuchul
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Admiral single hop IPA
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Admiral single hop IPA

Why should it be harsh? Admiral is a pretty "soft" hop in general - and personally I'd knock down the crystal a bit partily because it can be fairly subtle as a flavour hop, it's a fairly gentle oranginess that actually can work quite well in lager. And also I personally just don't much care for be...
by gobuchul
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Admiral single hop IPA
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Admiral single hop IPA

Using up more of my hop stocks and I have a load of Admiral. I bought it cheap in bulk. Now I have used it in the past as a bittering hop but never as a late addition. It's 12% AA. I was thinking of trying something like this: 5.00 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC) Grain 1 87.0 % 0.50 kg Caramel/C...